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Education Offerings

The ASFMRA offers a variety of types of education for Appraisal, Farm Management and Consulting, and Continuing Education seminars. Take a look at what we have to offer. There is something for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned professional. ASFMRA is an internationally recognized leader in Appraisal, Farm Management and Agricultural Consulting training.  We are a not-for-profit professional society and a sponsoring member of the Appraisal Foundation.  We have been providing education since 1929 and serve all jurisdictions in the United States.

Farm Management Education

ASFMRA is an internationally recognized provider of farm management courses. We are a not-for-profit professional society established in 1929 to serve the profession of Farm Management. We provide education and professional designations and serve all jurisdictions in the United States.

ASFMRA offers the best Farm Management and Ag Consulting education available in the market place today.  Take a look at the education that we have offer. and take the next step to differentiate yourself from others in the profession.  You want to set yourself apart from other farm managers, then get designated today!  Take a look at our education schedule to see what is being offered near you! If you have any questions about the approvals of the courses, you can contact Deanna Ilk at 303-692-1222 or 

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1002 Production Practices
Learning objective is to discuss various commodity production practices and enhance the manager/consultants understanding of production systems.


  • A look at traditional crop farms
  • Integrated livestock enterprises
  • Conservation tillage practices
  • Niche markets
  • Bi-energy is a subsidiary income for landowners

1003 Client Goals and Strategic Plan
Learning objective is to assist the manager/consultant in developing fact finding skills and organizing facts into a functional plan of operations meeting the client's goals.


  • Fully understand the capacity of your client(s)
  • Establish their mission and vision
  • Set up plans to accomplish goals
  • Document and record all appropriate details
  • Measure and monitor progress
  • Review and reevaluate at least annually

1004 Professionalism
Learning objective is to equip the manager/consultant with the tools needed to present and maintain a professional image and conduct while serving their clients.


  • Develop a professional image
  • Maintaining professional conduct
  • Putt your clients needs ahead of your own
  • Deal with difficult situations
  • Maintain a current skill set with continuing education

1005 Principles of Leasing
Learning objective is to discuss the various options for property leasing and to assist the manager/consultant with the skills to achieve that optimal owner/tenant relationship.


  • Create a lease that meets the goals of the stakeholders
  • Understand the legal requirements of a lease
  • Review current federal and state tax requirements

1006 Property Risk Assessment
Learning objective is to inform the manager/consultant of the potential risks that may be present on a client's property and how to identify them.


  • Determine who will do the risk assessment
  • Study the site with maps and aerial photos
  • Make a checklist of items to observe and verify
  • Evaluate the site for risks
  • Document and report your findings

1007 Conservation Practices
Learning objective is to provide understanding on various conservation programs and practices and the management responsibilities associated with them.


  • Conservation practices are good for the environment
  • Understand cost sharing
  • Review and reporting requirements
  • The cost of maintenance

1019 Risk Management Planning
Learning objective is to provide manager/consultants with the tools to optimize the marketing plan.


  • Commodity Market Planning
  • Study market behavior
  • Understand market tools
  • Make a written marketing plan
  • Protect financial needs

1024 Budgeting & Financial Statements


  • Enterprise Budgeting
  • Financial Statements
  • Nuts & Bolts of Farm Plan
  • Budgeting and Farm Plan Review

1025 Financial Ratios
Learning objective is to provide manager/consultants with the tools to understand the mechanics of financial ratios. Attendees will learn how to evaluate financial ratios and how to understand their significant.


  • Financial ratios are management tools
  • Be as accurate as possible with valuations
  • Update the reports at least annually

Contact Hours: 24 hours

Accreditation: This course is required for the AFM and the AAC

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